Happy New Year!!! Here’s wishing you a wonderful new year that is filled with love, laughter, good luck and plenty of healthy eating, along with fun, physical activity (sorry about that last part, but it’s my new year’s resolution and I’m pumped and ready to reach my goals)!
**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Black Eyed Pea Salsa is available near the end of this post.
The easy ingredient list;
- canned black eyed peas
- prepared salsa
- minced red onion
- fresh cilantro
- fresh lime juice
- smoked cumin
- salt and pepper (optional)
In only 5 minutes you can have this delicious and nutritious dip on the table for family and friends which makes it a no-brainer to serve any time of the year but especially for ringing in the new year!
After all, I don’t know anybody who would turn down a little extra good luck at the beginning of a new year (or any time for that matter), do you?!!
Why are black eyed peas considered good luck?
- In the South, black eyed peas are said to represent coins and money which is the reason they’re believed to bring good luck.
To make this recipe quick and easy, I decided to use canned black eyed peas as well as prepared salsa. If you prefer the taste and texture of dried and reconstituted black-eyed peas, and homemade salsa, please be my guest. However, if you’re in a pinch for time, using a few grocery store conveniences is never a bad thing!
This recipe starts any new year off on the right foot. It’s super delicious, low in calories, high in fiber, and is high in complex carbohydrates. It’s also gluten-free, high in protein, and its no-cook! See? I told you this was a good luck recipe! 🙂
Other fun new year’s traditions to bring good luck and prosperity;
I so look forward to New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. In our home, we have a few traditions we follow without exception.
- The first one is one we follow on New Year’s Eve before midnight, and it’s the one I’m most excited to show and tell you about. You can find it here. It’s my favorite and one that I encourage you to try. After all, if it works for us…it will work for you too! 😉
- The second one is to place colorful candles (large or small) into a vessel filled with granulated sugar (sugar is also known to be a symbol of good luck and prosperity). Then as we light of each candle we proclaim what our wishes and dreams for the coming new year will be. After all the candles are lit, we blow the candles out and trust that our wishes for the future will come true!
A classic celebratory cocktail for ringing in the new year;
- 1 (15.5 ounce) can black eyed peas drained and rinsed
- 3/4 cup prepared salsa
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons minced red onion
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- ½ teaspoon roasted ground cumin
- pinch salt
- pinch black pepper
- tortilla chips, pita chips, or crackers for serving
- Place all the ingredients into a medium sized bowl and stir to combine.
Serve at room temperature or chilled along with tortilla chips or pita chips for dipping.
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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!